Issues Archive»FundTech Summer 2018

Nicholas_PrattIt turns out that technology is not the most important ingredient in a fund manager’s quest for innovation. This quest came up repeatedly at the first European FundTech Lab event, held in London.

Graham_KellenNicholas Pratt talks to Graham Kellen, chief digital officer at Schroders, about its Cobalt programme for fintech start-ups and the importance of collaboration.

IrelandNorthern Ireland is pinning its hopes on the fintech sector for the post-Brexit era. Funds Europe examines its prospects.

Our technology experts engage in lively debate on collaboration, disruption, innovation and those tricky millennials. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

AutomationFunds Europe examines some of the legal issues associated with new technology and how lawyers might be affected by automation.

Jaunsz LorencFunds Europe talks to Metrosoft’s Janusz Lorenc about the importance of a culture of innovation and staying a step ahead of industry thinking.

RoboadvisorAPIs are the talk of the industry. Nicholas Pratt looks at how they might help to encourage more innovation.

FundTech Lab event LondonLondon hosted the inaugural European FundTech Lab event, where speakers and panellists discussed data, distribution, blockchain and the technology of the future.

Most read features

Cryptocurrencies: Solving crypto’s sustainability problem

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have a huge carbon footprint but, as Nicholas Pratt discovers, environmentally friendly alternatives exist.

Roundtable: The digital transformation opportunity

The funds industry is looking at adopting new types of technology, from automation to ESG reporting, blockchain and tokenisation. A FundsTech roundtable in March explored how these will revolutionise the sector.

Proxy voting: Making every vote count

With stewardship more important than ever and digital technology to the fore, surely it is time to solve the problem of proxy voting? Nicholas Pratt investigates.

Interview: Rise of the robo-adviser

FundsTech talks to Nutmeg’s CTO, Matt Gatrell, about the role of technology in its online offering.

Regulation: Panel calls for simplicity in ESG reporting

The industry accepts the need for more rigour in ESG fund reporting, but the work will be pointless if investors don’t understand the end result. Nicholas Pratt reports.

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Sponsored profile: A question of trust

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Sponsored feature: Compliance and the case for agility

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